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Sep 23, 2010 09:19 AM

Dinner in Glen Allen, VA

I'll be doing 2 overnights in Glen Allen, VA in mid-November (about a week apart). Looking for recommendations for places not too far (1/2 hour or so) from the Marriott. Only food I don't like is Indian. Would also stay away from sports bars.

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  1. Marriott on Dominion. Or Marriott Courtyard.

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    1. re: Littleman

      It's the SpringHill Suites Marriott at 9701 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059

    2. You are pretty close to Richmond and lots of good restaurants. Do you have any specific price range or types of food in mind? Nice or casual? etc.?

      1. If your hotel is on Dominion go S to W Broad St. Go W about 3 miles to Short Pump Town Center on your right to Firebird's Wood Fired Grill for outstanding fresh seafood and steaks.

        Firebird's Wood Fired Grill @ Suite 1068, 11800 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 804 - 364 - 9744

        1. For best steak (seafood very good as well, excellent fried oysters on appetizer list) near to your Hotel is Hondo's

          1. This would be longer than a half an hour, but worth the trip. It looks like you'll be staying near I-295 north of Richmond. I-295 south will take you all the way around Richmond to Petersburg, VA fairly quickly. (about 30 miles away) Just past Petersburg on Rt. 460 east (towards Norfolk) are two places that we like to go to. In Waverly, VA, there is Cowlings BBQ. Freshly cooked on site, and good. A little further down the road is the VA Diner. An old established and popular VA southern cooking restaurant. Both are a bit of a drive, but I-295 will get you there faster than you might think.

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            1. re: foodjack

              foodjack - appreciate the recommendations, but I doubt that I'm going to drive an hour each way after the trek to get to Glen Allen. Maybe I'll think about staying in Petersburg next trip.

              1. re: bucksguy14

                I think you will be much happier with more options in staying in the area you are currently reserved. Just my opinion.

                1. re: NXS

                  NXS - I'm in complete agreement with that. I've done enough PA to FL trips to know that when I hit my stops, I don't want to spend more than a 1/2 hour getting to a restaurant. Many times I've taken suggestions from folks on Chowhound and gotten take-out dinners. I'm not one to push myself to exhaustion for a great meal when I can relax with a good meal.